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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-044-FA

Area of Operations: Baltimore Canyon Trough, Wilmington Canyon, Georges Bank, North Atlantic Bight, Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 26, 1976 to October 31, 1976

Objectives: Deploy 2 tripods to monitor sediment transport, one on the southern flank of Georges Bank (#116) and one in the Baltimore Canyon Trough area (#117) on the continental shelf. Obtain cross-shelf temperature measurements to position the shelf-slope water boundary near the tripods and assist current meter data interpretation.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data

Summary: Moorings deployed: 2 (#117 Baltimore Canyon Trough, #116 Georges Bank, both recovered FA 76047 OCEANUS 17 Dec. 3-10, 1976); XBTs: 21.

USGS Project Number: EA-PO

Contact: Brad Butman (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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